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Madame Butterfly


Published July 7, 2010


LibriVox recording of Madame Butterfly, by John Luther Long.
Read by Availle.

Madame Butterfly is the story of the young Japanese girl Cho-Cho San, who marries a flighty American naval officer, and is thenceforth outcast from her relatives. Anxiously she awaits the return of her beloved husband, but when he finally anchors in the harbour, Cho-Cho San does not get the happy ending she was hoping for. This short story by John Luther Long has inspired Giacomo Puccini to write the opera of the same name. (Introduction by Availle)

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Source Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Run time 1:55:36

Reviews

Reviewer: sarahm - - November 3, 2013
Subject: Beautiful, Haunting Reading
Haunting story, beautifully read.
Reviewer: Lucy_k_p - - October 18, 2010
Subject: Lovely reading and story
Availle's reading of Madame Butterfly by John Luther Long is excellent.

It is a beautiful, sweet, sad story, I really felt for the main character. Her good humour and imagination really touched me. I wanted to give her a hug. If you're in the mood for something melancholy this really hits the spot.
Reviewer: TheBookworm - - July 21, 2010
Subject: Brilliant reading, tragic story
LibriVox reader Availle gives a beautiful, sensitive reading of this mid-19th century tale. I won't give away the story...

Availle has a haunting voice and an accent I just can't place. She does a truly professional job. I had to sit in my car listening until the recording was finished. Absolutely brilliant!

TheBookworm (Manchester, UK)
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